Evalina Rose and her little sister Posy Anna are the main characters of a series of children's stories that I am writing. In this blog I will share the final stages of crafting their half scale house--Honeysuckle Cottage--and the miniature stuff that will make up the settings of their stories.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Violet's wardrobe

I have been working on Violet's wardrobe for her new mother.
Here is a list of what she wants:
A navy sailor's dress with a matching coat and a hat.
A peach dress like Liliyas.
 (If anyone knows how to spell Liliya, please tell me.  I think it is a Russian name.)
A Red dress like popy's dress as well as her hat and bag.
A lacy wedding gown with an empire waist line.
I have done all the knitting and have finished sewing up the seams.  I am now going to add all of the little details to the dresses and make a couple hats and a carpet bag.  I am having such a great time!

I have to re-block a dress  onto the doll , so that it will hang correctly.  I lightly  dampen the garment and then tie it in place.  It looks like I am not a very nice person, but it has to be done.  

Violet's mother wanted the coat to match the dress, and chose to reverse the color scheme   I  made three button holes and am going to make  little blue buttons out of Fmo.  

I am not going to make a collar for the coat, because it will be too bulky, so I am using the dress collar .  After I block the coat,  it will drape better.  It is very hard to dress a little doll like Violet.  I had to use needles to pull her coat sleeves over her dress.  I was afraid that I might pull her sweet little arms off.

Violet's mother wanted her to have an outfit like Poppy's.  Violets dress is done and I let her borrow Poppy's carpet bag and hat for the picture.

This dress is like Liliya's dress.  I am thinking of adding a ruffled collar...I will ask her mother.

This is the first wedding gown that I have made.  The dress is knit of Medeira #80 cotton. This is my favorite cotton to knit with.  Unfortunately it only comes in white and pastels   I love the way it drapes, and after I block this dress, I will show you and you will see what I mean. 

I knit a  train...making it a wedding gown..

A plate full of work.

Have a wonderful week,


  1. You simply amaze me! What beautiful workmanship Lucy... I love all the outfits. It is very clear how much time went into all of these beauties!

  2. Hell oLucy,
    Wonderful work. You really do a great job of making the miniature clothes look and hang right.
    Lovely work.
    Big hug,

  3. It's so nice when you're doing something you enjoy. As always, very beautiful. So many fine outfit. So thin thread you are working in. Well done.


  4. All I can think of to say is, wow! You have left me speechless.

  5. Hi Lucy,
    Violet's wardrobe is amazing. I adore the little sailors dress!! I can't believe how perfect your tiny sticthes are and the plate full of work looks wonderful :) Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  6. I like these dresses. They're perfect.
    Bye Faby

  7. Wow her wardrobe of clothes are gorgeous. I love the sailor outfit. When you see them on the plate you can see how small they are and perfect.
    Hugs Maria

  8. WOW so amazing and precious!! I am so glad i came by today to visit you. :) Your work is really gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy Monday and love to you!

  9. I love the antique feel of your work. Your doll are just precious.